Britain’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began, according to new figures published today. The number of people in work rose by 473,000 in the last year, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 per cent in November-January, the lowest rate since 1975.
Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he will likely whip MPs to support an amendment for a "confirmatory" referendum on May's Brexit deal. The Kyle-Wilson amendment, drafted by Labour backbenchers Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson, calls for the withdrawal agreement to be "approved by the people of the United Kingdom in a confirmation ballot."
Last night, MPs voted to reject a no-deal scenario in any circumstances by a margin of four votes: 312 against and 308 for. This vote was based on an amendment first tabled by Caroline Spelman and was supported by senior figures from across the House and all 11 members of the Independent Group.
Spinraza, school cuts, no deal Brexit, knife crime, Fair Island's Bird Observatory fire – just some of the topics raised today in PMQs. The PMQs verdict today: Theresa May faces more pressure than ever.
Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement has been defeated in the House of Commons this evening. Despite Attorney General Geoffrey Cox securing some clarification on how the UK could exit the backstop, the government was defeated by a margin of 391 to 242.
Best Practice Representative | Published March 5th 2020